We were honoured the host the celebration event for the inauguration of the Orkney Japan Association here at The Orkney Distillery on 29th March.
Held in our events space with views over Kirkwall Bay, we were joined by a wide range of local people with an interest in the Association as well as some very special guests. Pictured above is Orkney Distilling Founder Stephen Kemp with the Consul General for Japan Mr Nozomu Takaoka and his wife Yumi and the Chair of the Nagasaki Rugby Football Union, Mr Masao Eto.
After a day of activity including the ‘Peedie Isles Rugby Festival’ they joined Council Convener Harvey Johnston and Liam McArthur MSP here for an evening reception featuring networking, speeches, gin, specially created cocktails and delicious Orkney produce. This event signifies a major progression of Orkney’s already strong relationship with Japan, and we look forward to being a part of this for a long time to come.